March or Strike for Dobbs’ Second Anniversary, June 22–24

Abortion rights advocates protest during arguments over whether the federal government has the power to penalize hospitals that fail to provide emergency abortions even in states with strict bans on the procedure outside the Supreme Court on April 24, 2024. (Shuran Huang / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Monday, June 24, marks the two-year anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson. To date, 14 U.S. states have total bans on abortion, while 27 states have bans based on gestational duration.

To mark the moment, groups of reproductive rights advocates and allies are gathering in person across the country to demand abortion and other reproductive health access. Anchoring actions will take place in Albany, N.Y., Orlando, Fla., Phoenix, Ariz., and Washington, D.C. Some events will take place this weekend, while others are happening on Monday. 

Locate your closest march here, or join virtually here.

Need sign inspo? See previous Ms. march sign roundups here and here.

Women’s March is also challenging women to strike for their rights on Monday, refraining from work or spending money. “On the second anniversary of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, girls, women and allies go on strike. Participants do not go to work, do not go to school, and/or do not spend even one penny. As our privacy, body autonomy, healthcare and travel rights are being removed, we remove ourselves for one day en masse. We stand together for all Americans to show that the nation needs us.” Sign up to strike here.

For further details on current state abortion laws and restrictions, check out Guttmacher’s interactive map on state abortion policies and state legislation tracker.

If you know of any other feminist events this week, share them with Ms.—on social, by tagging us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or X, or by email at

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Ayanna Lovelady is an editorial intern at Ms. and is completing her undergraduate degree in Digital Media & Marketing and Public Relations at Tulane University. She is passionate about feminist journalism, with a focus on intersectional reproductive healthcare and public policy. They have roots in New Orleans, Louisiana. If you have an upcoming event to feature, email me at